Shropshire’s Annual Vintage Tractor Road Run – Sunday 7 April 2019
The Bridgnorth Vintage Machinery Club is expecting between 100-150 vintage tractors to take part in The 21st Annual Shropshire Vintage Tractor Run on Sunday 7 April 2019, starting at Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth. The tractor run is only open to tractors, but the club does hold events that cover many different vintage forms of transport.
Once again, Furrows of Shrewsbury have kindly sponsored this event. Originally Furrows only sold agricultural equipment, hence the name furrows (created between the ridges by a plough).
The club was formed in 1986, to represent a broad spectrum of vintage machinery including agricultural machinery, motorcars, motorcycles, static engines, steam & more. Their members have a wide range of vehicles from full size steam engines, tractors, lorries, cars, motorcycles, stationary engines & lots of unusual collections from the past.
With over 100 members from all over the West Midlands & Shropshire, they hold social meetings every month & also organise various shows throughout the year. The Trimpley Vintage Rally in August is their biggest, preceded by an auction of anything vintage. The club enjoys a close working relationship with Bridgnorth Town Council & local land owners which they hope to continue with increasing success year on year.
Their members enjoy displaying to others what they have carefully restored, whilst fundraising for many local charitable organisations. The biggest charity they support is the West Midlands Air Ambulance to whom they’ve donated over £80,000 to date.
For those who may like to see the tractors on Sunday 7 April, the route is:
Apley Farm Shop 8:30-10am
A458 Back to Bridgnorth (Stourbridge Road)
Ludlow Road into High Town
Low Town over Bridge
A442 to Telford
Turn off at Green Gates (After High Rock)
Apley Estate Roads (No public access)
Apley Farm Shop, approx 3-4pm
For more details, contact www.apleyfarmshop.co.uk/tractor-rally or call 07739 320 314.
Sponsored by Furrows
Furrows of Shrewsbury, celebrating their own 100th anniversary, sponsored the 20th Bridgnorth Vintage Tractor Rally. which took place in heavy snow